More disappointment for the Hibees as Hearts knocked in four goals against a poor Hibs defence. Three nil down at halftime and down to ten men, the game was over as a contest. When a fourth goal was scored on 50 minutes I thought that Hibs famous 7-0 humping of the Jam Tarts was in danger of being surpassed. Fortunately a good goal from Gary O'Conner and a general 'foot of the gas' mentality from Hearts led to a quieter second half.
Hibs had actually started brightly and two excellant saves from the Hearts keeper kept out Riordan and O'Conner. Hearts then systematically kicked Scott Brown until he had to limp out of the match and from that point on the Hearts midfield took control. To rub salt into the Hibs wounds Rangers beat Inverness 3-2 to take tird spot from the Hibs.
This was a sore one for us Hibees to take so I can not write much more for the pain is too great. Hopefully I will be back with better news next weekend.
Hibee Kanka Athole